Parkway Bakery & Tavern
100+-year-old po' boy & beer mainstay
Sandwich · Bayou St. John · $
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
3.6
Decor
3.9
Service
 
"Don't overthink it" advise patrons of this "iconic" Bayou St. John po' boy shop, because "you can't go wrong" with anything on the "drool" -worthy menu, whether it's the "rave" -about roast-beef version or the "over-the-top" oyster sandwich – just make sure to "grab a handful of napkins" ; "the line moves quickly" , so while you wait to order at the counter, grab a drink from the "friendly" bartenders and ogle the vintage ephemera in this century-old "New Orleans tradition."
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA phone +1 504-482-3047 website parkwaypoorboys.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Hot roast beef po' boy
Turkey and alligator gumbo
Bread pudding with rum sauce
Insider Tip
If you want to try their famed fried oyster po' boy, come on Monday or Wednesday because those are the only days it's served.
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Outdoor seating
People watching
Lunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Parkway Bakery & Tavern
Google Reviews
4.7
(1408)
This place was packed, yet there was plenty of parking. The restaurant happens to have its own private parking lot which was convenient. Upon arrival, the line was out the door. Lucky us, a gentleman told us to go to the bar. According to him, that's what the locals do. Though the bar area was crowded, we were able to secure a table, place the order, and receive our food very quickly. I had a catfish Po Boy and my friend had a shrimp on bun. We shared an order of fries, which work plenty for both of us. The catfish Po Boy had two large fillet cut catfish pieces which was plenty. The French bread was fresh and the vegetables or as well. My friend had more shrimp than bun, it was like the shrimp were falling everywhere. I would recommend this place to locals as well as tourist, it is a great representation of good New Orleans cuisine. The prices were average I found the french fries to be a bit overpriced, yet they were tasty.
KSW · April 9, 2018
Awesome place to eat! I was surprised how busy they were at 2PM, but after eating there, I now know why. Great story - opened in 1911 and only closed temporarily after Hurricane Katrina. I ordered the Parkway Surf n Turf (shrimp and roast beef) dressed. It was so delicious smothered in gravy. I want to go back and try other of their poboys!
Peter Smith · April 16, 2018
Good shrimp po boy and banana bread pudding. A good size line to place an order bit worth it. Friendly staff and comfortable environment. My friend from Seattle was curious about the bags hanging on the tent eating area holding water with a penny in it. Staff said it was to keep flies away but would not share recipe. Highly recommend.
Tom Munoz · April 11, 2018